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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello, so I have been dealing with some (mild) symptoms of my clutch going out. Manual trans was put in a while ago (over 147k miles ago) and I think it's about time that I replace the clutch and flywheel. My question is is this possible to do for myself. I don't have a lot of the fancy tools...
  2. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    I just bought a 2004 645 Convertible with 55,000 miles. It is super clean and runs like a dream. But that only last so long without doing the little things that a 16 yr old car needs. Every time I buy a used car or truck I jack it up, slip underneath and start replacing anything that...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Looking at a 2002 325xi later today the guy is saying it recently got a new cooling system 4 months ago then the front main trans seal blew. Ive been looking around on google to see how much a front main trans seal is to replace but can't find anything on it. Started to call some shops and got a...
  4. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everyone, I just recently got into BMW and cars in general. A lot of the questions I had before buying I found answers to on this site, so I thought I'd join! I bought and now currently drive a 2007 530xi with the M-Sport package. I bought the car off my buddy who'd done his best to...
  5. BMW Coding and Programming
    Hi All, I'm new here, wanted to get started with coding, but facing some problems that I was hoping you could help with. I have a 2012 X3 (F25) that I want to try and code. What I'd like to do for a start is: - Auto start / stop memory (so it remains off). - AC circulation memory (so I don't...
  6. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi there, This is my first post. I wanted to consult you guys before taking the plunge on a 2008 X5 4.8i. The truck has 91k miles. It's well optioned. Asking price is $12k. My questions are: 1- I hear valve stem seal is a very common issue. Is there a way to know if this has been done? No...
  7. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    As an F30 Sedan Sport pretty loaded including 688* HARMAN/KARDON SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM* that has no factory subwoofers under the front seats? help the helpless pls..
  8. 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994)
    I'm 18 years old, still in school and working part time, I've saved up for a year to buy a car for college, I found this Nixe 7 series for around 1.4 k$, I'm looking for some dubious advice on this Craigslist ad: https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/5538083015.html I am checking the car out...
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Bimmerfest E39 forum experts advise the newbie how to ask questions & how to respond The way a nascent thread is evolving today prompted me to create this thread so that it can be referred to in the future: a) Filled with generic advice from the experts who are trying to help, and, b) So that...
  10. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    First off, sorry if i'm breaking any forum rules, really new here. WARNING: WALL OF TEXT :snooze: (Skip to **TL : DR** if you must) Backstory: Im 17, live in MASS, and am looking to buy myself a car. I currently drive a 2009 saab 9-3 2.0T which I share with my older brother and, once he can...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    How can we best handle those "baiting" threads nym shifters are just pulling our leg? How can we best handle those "baiting" threads where nym shifters are just pulling our leg? With our E39s now no longer costing $30K to $50K, the level of the newcomers inevitably changes. That's not a bad...
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I recently purchased a 1999 323ic. I got a sweat deal on this car! I basically stole it from the dude. Ive had it for about a month and have noticed that its a little harder to change gears.(Its a Manual). I want to change the transmission fluid and also the fluid in the diff. So ive searching...
  13. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am looking into buying a 2007 328i and really have no clue about the maitenece cost, if i can do it myself and the difficulty. This would be my first BMW, as I have had Japanese thus far. The car has 103k on it and he is selling it for 11k. Is that a good deal as well? He says it was a 2year...
  14. Ask-A-BMW-Dealer
    I have some rough, round 1 #'s from my local dealer and they're as follows: 2013 328i xDrive with 7.3k miles (was a dealer loaner car). Has premium, tech, and cold weather pkgs, and full warranty for the life of the lease. Leasing based on a sell price of $37500 (down from around $47k brand...
  15. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hey all, Here's another self-doubting thread! Here's my situation...I just settled in to a nice midwest town for engineering grad school and I don't necessarily need a car but would like to enter the e30 hobby arena. I don't have much experience with cars, don't have a set of real tools even. I...
  16. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi everyone, I had quick question. I recently bought my 2003 325i (beyond happy with it so far) and I was thinking that my first purchase for it might be some wheel spacers. Now it has stock wheels on it right now, but new ones can be pricey. I'm looking to give my car a wide stance and put it...
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I've been wanting to upgrade my exhaust system on my 540i for a while now, but there are a few issues. The first being I'm a complete noob :rofl: and I don't know much about the technical things about cars. :dunno: The second being personal taste... I'm not a fan of muffler deletes, because I...
  18. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    1995 525i 160k miles Okay, story time! Skip past for condensed version :) Two days ago I noticed a small amount of white smoke coming out of my exhaust while idling at normal operating temperature. When revved in neutral, a fair amount of white smoke came out the exhaust, maybe 4 feet back...
  19. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Just purchased a 1995 525i, 160k miles. Will post pictures tomorrow. In good shape and, as far as I'm aware, not in any need of major repair or maintenance in the immediate future, so I figured I'd get suggestions on what to start doin' with it. Not looking to mod. Noob question first: what's a...
  20. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hey guys im a newbie and I hope im posting in the right section. Anyways ive been obsessing over getting an E30 and I think I've saved up enough Money now.(6000$ total) I want to either put a turbo on the stock engine or should I do an engine swap? I want to make the car fairly quick and make...
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